Eligibility Requirements*


In order to qualify for Hinds Community College Rankin Campus Gateway to College, you must be:

  • 16 to 20 years old
  • Living in Rankin County school district
  • Experiencing difficulty in high school or at risk of leaving high school early
  • Falling behind in high school credits, for age and grade, or have a history of absenteeism
  • Reading at a minimum 8th grade reading level
  • Desiring to re-engage and earn a high school diploma
  • Making a commitment to working hard and change your life

*Must be approved by your school district to qualify.

Gateway alumnus with family